Taking propranolol first time

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Hi. I'm been prescribed sertraline 100mg and 40 mg of propranolol for a anxiety disorder which I'm had for a year now. It's the first time I'm took the propranolol and the first thing I did was panicked. I'm had this panick for a few hours now and I'm debating whether to take another one. Can anyone giver some guidance as after a year of treatment and still having attacks I'm at my wits end. Thanx

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    hi x I am new to Prop. I have chronic insomnia and have stopped drinking alcohol for one month and have started panic attacks. the first night I had 20g 5.30pm and same at 11pm then slept for 9 hours staright -first time in YEARS! so I took even more next da and well, ...ever since then I think P is increasing anxiety, STOPPING me from sleeping and I feel very ill and clumsy and disorienated and also psychotic. don't know where I am but getting no relief. one week in. I simply don't know whether to take more...or stop. sad
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    Hi James Iv been getting anxiety for around a month

    And been prescribed propranolol 40 2tines a day

    Iv tock one at 11 and to scared to take another

    As been reading about deaths ect and freaking myself out

    Did you take another?

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    There will be a few people that will have read this post......Let us know how You are doing now James!
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    Hey guys n gals

    thought I would try and allay some fears

    I take propranolol and have been for 3 years now

    I had to take it for a different problem but started out needing

    240mg, yes 240mg a day!

    I survived and now take just 40mg a day.

    my advice, loose the fear and take the drug. It works!

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    Hi, I just got prescribed propranolol. 20mg 3 times a day. It was for my anexiety n blood pressure. I took it the first day as prescribed and was fine. The next day I was so lightheaded/dizzy all day. My boss said I looked pale. My Dr told me if I felt like that to break it in half an take that. So I did that and I didn't feel as lightheaded but still felt it alil bit. I cld real when it was time to take my pill cause felt like myself for that moment. Called my Dr and told her she wanted to decrease the dose to half a pill twice a day. I asked her if I cld just get the blood pressure med I took a long time ago. After reading some of theses post I'm considering giving it another try. Has anybody else had the lightheadedNess and trouble focusing when n taking it?

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      hi there

      the lightheaded feeling you have is caused by the drug slowing your heart rate and your body is not used to it. same with your focus issue. if u think about it you have been used to your heart rate batting along with high blood pressure so being lower is alien to you.

      persevere with the lower dose and the symptoms will fade off over a week or so.

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